It seems lately many companies have been coming out with power supplies that are very efficient and are made to be installed and just forgot about. Well Antec has had a line of power supplies like this for a long time, the EarthWatts series. Today we are going to be taking a look at one of the newest power supplies in the EarthWatts line the Platinum 650W. This 650W power supply has an 80PLUS Platinum certification, the highest efficiency mark for power supplies. With this power supply you will ge 92% efficiency at 50% load and 89% efficiency at 100% load. Read on as we take it through the paces.
I hate when my phone dies, it feels like I’m disconnected from the rest of the world. I always carry a charger with me and I have a car charger. There are times where these 2 chargers are useless though. It seems when I’m at the airport I cannot find an outlet and if I do its taken and people kill for those outlets! That is why I’ve been really enjoying the Choiix Power Fort 5600 Portable Battery Charger. This portable battery charger allows you to charge anything that charges via a USB connection and is small enough to fit inside your pocket or laptop bag. Read on to see what it is all about.
Spire, a company known for their cooling products, is branching off into alternative products. Today we’ll be looking at one of three new power supplies in their newly released BlackDragon series. This line of PSU’s is geared towards enthusiasts and PC gamers. A black coloring and blue LED fan are some of its visual features. Read on further to see if this is power supply is worth the price.
Today we’ll be checking out two of the many options in Thermaltake new SMART series of PSU’s. These new PSU’s aren’t meant for hardcore builders, but rather the everyday Joe, looking for a cheap, reliable PSU that he can install and forget about for several years. All of the PSU’s are 80PLUS efficient, include lengthy enough cables, and can support the latest hardware. Read on further to see our review of the 430W and 730W SMART Series power supplies.
When you are traveling or on the go you want to keep your bag as light as possible. No one wants to be walking around carrying a heavy bag that slows them down or is uncomfortable. Besides your laptop the next biggest thing in your laptop bag usually is the power adapter for your laptop. Depending on your laptop your power adapter can be quite large and bulky. Another thing that I see with a lot of my friends is them carrying around two laptops. One personal laptop and one work laptop from their job. So that means two power adapters to carry around with you. If you are tired of carrying around two power adapters or just one large one we have the perfect solution for you, the NB Q90 Universal Notebook Adapter from FSP.
80PLUS Platinum is the highest efficiency rating available for 115V power supplies. Today we’ll be looking at one of the high wattage PSU’s with this certification, the Kingwin Lazer Platinum 1000W Power Supply. Its overall average is 91.27% efficiency, according to 80PLUS. Not only is it efficient, but affordable too. Read on further to find out more information.
Today we’ll be looking at one of the many new power supplies released by NZXT. The NZXT HALE82 750W Power Supply is one of many 80PLUS certified power supplies recently released. All of the HALE82 series are 80PLUS Bronze certified and while the more efficient HALE90 series are all 80PLUS GOLD certified, which is pretty impressive coming from a company that mainly manufactures cases.
Today we get to check out a product that we don’t get to see very often, a power supply tester. We’ll be checking out Thermaltake’s latest PSU tester, the Dr. Power II. The Dr. Power II overtakes its predecessor, the Dr. Power, with a large LCD screen, up-to-date connections, and two testing modes. Read on further to see how well it performs.
Diablotek isn’t a well-known company, but it has a surprising amount of products in their inventory. A lot of which consist of power supplies. We will be looking at their latest power supply line, the UL Series power supplies, more specifically the 575W version. This affordable gaming power supply is enough to power your gaming computer, but for those with higher end systems you might want to check out the 675W or 775W models. Read on further to see how well it performs.
Today we’ll be checking out a fully modular power supply recently released by Cooler Master. The Silent Pro Hybrid 1050W power supply is 80PLUS GOLD certified, has a 200W fanless mode and even comes equipped with its own fan controller. This is a first for Cooler Master and is even available in two other models, 850W and 1300W. Read on further to see how well the 1050W version performed.